Chosen One?

December 12, 2011 in General

Quarterback Tim Tebow

Quarterback Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow is engineering remarkable comebacks for the Denver Broncos; whereby keeping them in playoff contention as the 2011 NFL season winds down and Christmas rapidly approaches. It seems that the young quarterback saves his best work for the final minutes of games – the latest bit of heroics performed in front of the hometown fans – being in the form of setting up Matt Prater’s winning field goal in the 13-10 win over the Chicago Bears with 8:34 left in overtime.

Could it be that Tebow is receiving some supernatural help from the Holy Spirit? The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner awards proper credit to his teammates but gives all the glory and witness to Jesus, so that aforementioned help has likely been coming. Indeed, in Tebow’s success has been a terrific story for the Broncos and more importantly a demonstration of a blessed, talented, but humble young man who admits to his limitations and need for improvement while bowing to the greatness of God.

Is Tebow the “Miracle Man” or the “Chosen One” as some have labeled him? Tebow has risen over much adversity in his life and I am sure that he would be the first to tell you that the Miracle Man is not him but He who hung on the cross and died for the sins of the world.

I’ve loved NFL football most of my life, but I must say that Tim Tebow is the first player that has actually inspired and encouraged me. Additionally, I have been a follower of Jesus since 1999, but it has taken a young and humble man like Tebow to remind me that miracles can and do happen for those whose faith does not waver. I, too, have had much adversity to overcome in recent years and at times I’ve been to prone to wallowing in “Oh, why me Lord” self-pity.

Tim Tebow has encouraged me to put my game face back on, get up off of the bench, pull on my Riddell Revolution Speed helmet and snap my chin strap. Tebow has indeed reminded me that in this challenging, strenuous, and ultra-competitive world of writing and self-publishing, I too can be a first-string player. God gives us gifts to be used for His glory and those gifts should not be left in their boxes under the metaphorical Christmas Tree with only the pretty paper being opened.

Tim Tebow’s NFL story has been an inspiration at a time when it is sorely needed. It goes without saying that Tebow has the stuff that a wayfarer is made of.

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